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American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story 2017

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A fascinating docuseries chronicling Playboy magazine's charismatic founder, Hugh Hefner, and his impact on global culture. Told from his unique perspective with never-before-seen footage from his private archive, discover the captivating story about the man behind the bunny.

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Hugh Hefner, Matt Whelan

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Season 1
1. Before the Bunny: Marilyn Monroe

The surprising story of how Marilyn Monroe became Playboy's first pin-up.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 40 minutes Release date: April 6, 2017
2. Birth of the Centerfold: The Girl Next Door

Hugh Hefner convinces his new subscription manager to pose as the magazine's first centerfold and "the girl next door" becomes Playboy's formula for success. 

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: April 6, 2017
3. Becoming Mr. Playboy

During the mid-1950s, Hugh Hefner and Playboy gain national success, giving Hefner an opportunity to speak out about social issues while enjoying the perks of being Mr. Playboy.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: April 6, 2017
4. Members Only: The Playboy Club

To bring Playboy's bachelor lifestyle to the public, Hugh Hefner opens the Playboy Club in Chicago and creates the perfect nightlife hostess - the bunny.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: April 6, 2017
5. The Playboy Interview ("I Read the Magazine for the Articles")

Hugh Hefner creates the Playboy Interview, giving a platform to cultural leaders to discuss pressing social issues, and publishes a controversial interview with Malcolm X.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: April 6, 2017
6. Rebel with a Cause: Civil Liberties and Government Crackdowns

Hefner becomes addicted to an amphetamine drug that lets him work around the clock, using the pages of the magazine to fight for civil rights and ultimately publish what would become Martin Luther King Jr's final written words. 

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 40 minutes Release date: April 6, 2017
7. Below The Belt: Playboy and the Pubic Wars

While Hugh Hefner finds love and success in Hollywood, Playboy fights Penthouse in the pubic wars.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: April 6, 2017
8. Sex, Drugs and DEA Investigations

Hugh Hefner's secretary and close friend, Bobbie Arnstein, finds herself at the center of a conspiracy to take down the Playboy empire and her loyalty to Hefner proves deadly.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 38 minutes Release date: April 6, 2017
9. Down the Rabbit Hole: The Dorothy Stratten Murder

After the death of Bobbie Arnstein, Hugh Hefner retreats permanently to his Los Angeles mansion, only to face the murder of Playmate Dorothy Stratten.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: April 6, 2017
10. My Way

With Playboy on the brink of bankruptcy, Hefner sacrifices friends and leans on family to secure the brand's future.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: April 6, 2017
Bonus: American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story - Official Trailer

Told from Hugh Hefner's unique perspective, discover the fascinating and revealing story about the man behind one of the most globally recognized brands. Comprised of never-before-seen archival footage, the docuseries spans over six decades while telling the dual narrative of Hefner's captivating personal life, intertwined with the evolution of the country he sought to change.

TV-MASubtitles and Closed Captions Language: English Runtime: 1 minute Release date: February 6, 2017

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